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Ancient Greece Geography

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Derek Konyshak

on 6 December 2012

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Transcript of Ancient Greece Geography

Warm climate encouraged people to be outdoors.
Led to interaction w/ others.
Discussions on law and government. How did geography cultivate democracy? City-states governed themselves. Rivalry and war between them was common. The Geography of Ancient Greece The Geography of Ancient Greece Objective Students will be able to explain the impact of geography on the development of Ancient Greece. https://maps.google.com/ Common geographic features:
Mountains, islands, isolated valleys, very rocky, close to the sea, warm climate. From these pictures, what can we tell about the geography of Greece? How is Greece different from the past civilizations we have studied? Cities were cut off from one another b/c of mountains, water, etc. Led to the formation of the city-state (instead of a civilization). The Minoans The first people in Greece settled the island of Crete.
Minoan traders
prosperous, skilled seafarers Trade outposts across the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. Frequent contact with Mesopotamia and Egypt. Eventually conquered by the Mycenaeans. The Mycenaeans Also prosperous traders. Location by the sea led to cultural diffusion. Influences from other early civilizations are often found in Greek culture. City-states formed in valleys. Result=smaller population Residents felt a stronger sense of responsibility for their city-state.
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